10 Best Restaurants on Leeward Oahu that You Need to Try

Leeward Oahu is the dry and sunny side of the island, but it's not dry when it comes to great restaurants. Spanning from Pearl City west through Waipahu, Kapolei and Ko'olina, the leeward side of Oahu is home to a broad range of wonderful places to eat, ranging from casual to high end and elegant. From quick and healthy take out lunches, to fine dining fit for a proposal or family celebrations, leeward Oahu will keep you full while staying their, or is worth the trip out if you're staying somewhere else.

For some delicious home style Thai food, visit the Thai Kitchen in Waipahu. Making a home in an unassuming shopping center, this authentic Thai food is one of the top Thai restaurants on the island. Friendly staff and affordable prices make it a good choice for any occasion.

In Pearl City, Down to Earth is the best bet for healthy and vegetarian food on the go. A hot bar and salad bar offers natural and organic breakfast and lunch options. Also a grocery store, you can find healthy food to cook elsewhere.

For a cultural experience and a meal make reservations at the Paradise Cove Luau. Offering entertainment such as hula, fire knife dancing and music, the luau blends a huge amount of Hawaiian food with a night spent partying. 

So follow our list of the ten best restaurants in Leeward Oahu, and enjoy your culinary tour of the western side of the island.

Cattle Company Steakhouse


Comfortable and relaxed, this family-oriented place invites you to kick back and enjoy good food, as they do in the West. The solid menu is full of hearty options, including top sirloins, New York strips, T-bones, and rib-eyes. Prime rib is a...  Read More



Assagio's is a lovely Italian restaurant, that serves up classic Italian food. Ravioli, pasta, chicken parmesan, and Caesar salad made right at the table are some of the highlights. Assagio's meets in the middle between upscale and casual, and...  Read More



Under the masterful tutelage of chef Roy Yamaguchi, who skillfully fuses European and Asian cuisines, this establishment has earned a reputation for lively ambiance, attentive service, and incredible food. A devotion to impeccably fresh...  Read More



Resting in an exquisite location along the beach, Ama'ama is the ideal place to sit back and let the ocean breeze help you relax. Open air seating allows for amazing views and relaxation. Ama'ama serves up contemporary Hawaiian and Asian...  Read More



A seaside location capitalizes on incredible sunsets at this established luau. A luau is a Hawaiian take on the traditional buffet, where you'll find an abundance of Hawaiian and Polynesian food served buffet style. When guests arrive, they're...  Read More



Makahiki is all about serving up the bounty of the islands, vie both a buffet and � la carte options. The open air dining room is festive, and relaxing. For lunch diners can create their own pizza, salad or sandwich, or choose from...  Read More



Hawaii's only all vegetarian natural food store has three locations around the island of Oahu. In addition to a thorough array of grocery shopping, each Down to Earth has a well thought out salad bar as well as a hot food bar open from early...  Read More



A bar and lounge inspired by Hawaiian language, the Olelo Room is a lovely, casual place to relax with some drinks and appetizers. Located inside of the brand new Aulani Resort, the Olelo Room is meant to highlight the Hawaiian language, and...  Read More



Really great Thai food can be enjoyed here, with Laotian options too. The owner is from Thailand and her, her mother, and some other elderly Thai women do all the cooking and it's awesome! The decor is very, well, plain. But it's clean and...  Read More


Meet Jade Eckardt

Raised on the Big Island of Hawaii, Jade has traveled the world and doesn't intend to stop, yet the Hawaiian Islands are still her favorite place. She spent seven years living on Oahu and...  More About Jade